Muttur town tense, under curfew

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 August 2003, 16:22 GMT]
The Eastern Region Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Sri Lanka Police, Mr. Neville Wijesinghe, said Thursday that a curfew has been declared in the Muttur town from 7 p.m. Thursday till 6 a.m. Friday as tension prevailed in the area following the killing of two Muslim youths, who were residents of Muttur, on Wednesday at Chelvanayakapuram in the Uppuveli Police division in the north of Trincomalee town.

Meanwhile, a large gathering of Muslim public, including Minister and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader, Mr.Rauff Hakeem, and parliamentarians Mr.K.M.Thowfeek and Mr.M.S.Thowfeek, attended the burial of the deceased Muslim youths in Muttur Thursday evening, sources said.

In the meantime, Tamil sources reported the abduction of a Tamil youth, Adrian Selvan, 20, an Advanced Level student in Muttur, on Wednesday night around 10.30 p.m. soon after the killing of two Muslim youths in Trincomalee. Another Tamil youth, S.Mohanras, was severely assaulted by a group of persons in Muttur Thursday morning, the sources said.

 

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